Economies in the brass world

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by James Yelland, Jul 29, 2004.

  1. James Yelland

    James Yelland Active Member

    Following on from arrivals at the Bandsman's ball.........

    In these times of economic stricture we all need to tighten our belts. With this in mind, nominations for more economic versions of all things brass are invited. I have a few of my own to start us off...

    From Edward Gregson, Of Men and Molehills.
    An old testpiece classic, Diadem of Electroplated Nickel Silver.
    Greyscales (formerly Gilbert Vinter's Spectrum).
    Concerto Parvo (bit scholarly, that one).
    The Model Shipbuilders.
    My Modest Savings Account (formerly Wilfred Heaton's My Treasure).

    Rent-As-You View Cory Band.
    Besses o'the Shed Band.

    The trombonist Lindsay Shilling becomes Lindsay Sixpence.

    And will you please welcome Ronald Responsible-Drinking (formerly Ronald Binge).
  2. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    Philip Sparke - Music for a Coffee Morning

    Matthew Locke - Music for His Prince's Recorders and Pennywhistles

    Music for the Common Man - Kenneth Downie - needs no change!

    neither does George Gershwin - I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'

    Ron Goodwin - 111 Squadron

    Malcolm Arnold - Padstow Paddle-Steamer

    Leroy Anderson - Buglers' Half Day Annual Leave

    Leroy Anderson The Stencil Set (replacing The Typewriter)

    Gilbert Vinter: James Cook - Cabin Boy
  3. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Gareth Wood: A flower in a Welsh window box

    Piet Swerts: Link

    Denis Wright: Overture for a bit of a do

    Gordon Jacob: Lion of youth

    Philip Sparke: Between Windsor & Bracknell

    Peter Graham: Harrison's Daydream

    Arthur Bliss: An age of deuces

    Derek Bourgeois: The imp and the pond

    Ray Steadman Allen: On Ratcliff pavement

    Philip Wilby: New Barnett

    Irving Berlin: Alexander's one-man band

    Arthur Bliss, arr Ball: Check!
  4. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    John Cage - 2'11''

    Vincent Youmans - Tea for Me

    Katie Moss - The Weed Dance

    Wagner - Elsa's Saunter to the Church Hall

    Bryan Adams - Everything I Do, I Do it For Meself

    Suppe: Peasant and Peasant

    Brian Fahey: At the Sign of the Swinging Finger Cymbals

    George Kleinsinger - Tubby the Tenor Horn
  5. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Herbert L. Clarke: From the banks of the duckpond

    Richard Rodgers: I could have danced a little bit longer

    Rodney Newton: King of Elfland's steward's nephew's daughter

    Paul Hindemith: Concert music for trumpet & violin

    Cole Porter: Who wants to have a five-pound note?

    Rodney Newton: The Prince Curates

    George Gershwin: Wintergreen for Congress!
  6. dazzyboy

    dazzyboy Member

    Edward Gregsons(Ed Cornish Pasty) : Dances and some little dittys I thought of on the way back home from the pub(Dances and Arias)

    Percy Fletcher: S'n'alright tune that! (Epic Symphony)

    Backyard of the sod of grass and a bit a spit on m'shoe! (Land of the Mountain & the Flood)

    Cesar Frank (Some roman bloke):Some bloke with a pointy stick (The accursed huntsman)

    Eric Ball;Pub quiz for some hunks of shiny metal (Tournament for Brass)

    A few loud bangs...was nowt really! (Blitz)

    Day of the small lizard thingy (year of the Dragon)

    Some pedantic little bugger in a puddle (Devil and the deep blue sea)
    Some graffiti on wall of chippy(English Heritage)
  7. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    Former PJBE and London Brass trombonist David Purser becomes David Piggybanker

    Baroque trumpeter Michael Laird becomes Michael Tenant

    Way Down Yonder in New Buckenham

    Rossini: The Italian Girl in Aldershot

    Irving Berlin: And the Band Played One More Number and Bu**ered Off To The Pub

    Irving Berlin: Annie Get Your Water Pistol

    Franz Lehar: Bronze and Copper Waltz

    Philip Wilby: The Homing Pigeon Descending

    Partichela: Mexican Flat Cap Dance
  8. bigmamabadger

    bigmamabadger Active Member

    Die Garnele (shrimp)

    Pink Floyd:

    Some bloke:
    The Girl from Ipswich
    Farthings from Heaven
    The Under-Scullery-Maid of Sheba
    If I Were A Reasonably Well-off Man
    Brass and Nickel Waltz
    The Beautiful Blue Severn

    I'm tired...
  9. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    Handel: Music for the Back Garden Sparkler Display

    Bach: Sheep May Safely Blaze (credit to Peter Schickele - alias PDQ Bach for that one)

    Gershwin: S'Alright, I s'pose

    Porter: Another Opening, Another Closure.

    George Cory; I Left My Heart in Sandhurst

    Rimsky Korsakov: The Flight of the Midge

    Mozart: Eine Kleine Abend Mit Radio Zwei

    Marvin Hamlisch: from the James Bond fillm, The Snitch Who Thought I was OK; Nobody Does it At All.

    Irving Berlin: Flat Cap, S*ite Tie and T shirt
  10. Well Worth It

    Well Worth It Active Member

    Cotton threads amongst the nylon ones.

    Fête Music - (from Festival)

    0.76 Trombones.



    Wonderbrick (oasis)

    No: Money, money, money. (ABBA)
  11. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    Eton Paddling Song

    London Derrière

    Bantock: The Tadpoles of Aristophanes

    Stravinsky: The Private's Tale

    Prokofieff: Love of Three Satsumas

    Prokofieff: Peter and the Poodle

    Britten: Young Person's Guide To The Viola Section
  12. andyp

    andyp Active Member

    "The Slighty Singed Budgie" - Stravinsky

    "Budgie On A Lower Perch" - Philip Wilby

    "Entry Of The Fumigators" - Fucik

    "Budgiesbush" (a Whit Friday favourite)

    "Elsa Goes to Church By Taxi" - Wagner

    "Music for the Royal Firelighters" - Handel

    "March From The Twigs Of Rome" - Respighi
  13. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Maybe it's because I once went to London on a day trip

    Mahler: Symphony of a handful

    Trumpets a little cross

    Tipperary's just round the corner :oops:

    Under a flag

    Bourgeois: Thicket of Dean
  14. Well Worth It

    Well Worth It Active Member


    Under the single sparrow.
    Soldier of the stream.
    Paul Daniels (cheapo version of Wizard)
  15. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Seven wonders of Peckham

    Great little platoon

    Waltz from Murder on the District Line
  16. Will the Sec

    Will the Sec Active Member

    Wow. A Super model that composes songs. And look! A photograph of her between the "t" and the "e"...

    Dave, can I borrow your coat?
  17. ted

    ted Member

    Hoagy Carmichael - Starbucks
    William Rimmer - The Aussies
    Robert Simpson - Synergy
    Derek Bourgeois - Saddam and the Deep Blue Sea

  18. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    Superb! :lol: :lol: :lol:
  19. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Alan Hovhaness: And God created little dolphins . . .

    A coin in the puddle

    Arrividerci, Romney

    Kurt Weill: the penny sing-along

    Sir Arthur Sullivan: The lost note
  20. mikelyons

    mikelyons Supporting Member

    Gilbert and Sullivan - The Rowboatmen
    John Gay - The Beggars Singalong
    Andrew Lloyd Webber - Cat
    Philip Sparke - A few bits of broken glass in a tube
    David Heneker - 1/4 of a sixpence
    Ennio Morricone - The Good and the Bad
    Ennio Morricone - Gabriel's flageolet
    Ennio Morricone - The Small Wesleyan Chapel
    Led Zeppelin - Stepladder to the top of our stairs

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